Eastern Illinois vs. Eastern Kentucky - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Illinois vs. Eastern Kentucky - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (11-12) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (11-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Lantz Arena)

The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 73.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jomaru Brown is averaging 16.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Ty Taylor II is averaging 13.2 points and 1.7 assists. Tre King is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Hicks is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have won three straight road games.

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 75.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Mack Smith is averaging 13.2 points and 1.5 assists while Josiah Wallace is averaging 12.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. George Dixon is the third double-digit scorer and Deang Deang is dishing three assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Eastern Illinois Panthers haven’t lost a home game this season.

The Colonels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Colonels last 5 overall. The over is 43-17 in Panthers last 60 home games. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are enjoying a nice winning stretch, but they've had issues on the road even with three straight wins, as they lose by an average of 14.8 points and shoot 37.8 percent from the field. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are also 4-6 ATS on the road. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 4-2 ATS at home where they win by an average of 24.3 points and shoot 53.7 percent from the field. I'll lay the number with the Eastern Illinois Panthers, as they put a quick end to Eastern Kentucky's run. 

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Randy’s Pick Eastern Illinois Panthers -8.5

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